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Blu-ray writer brand model suggestions

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Hey gang!

Okay so I’d really like to be able to watch all of the fan created discs without having to convert the audio to 5.1 and remux them to play on my TiVo. And I’ve not had a DVD player in about ten years now so it’s the time to move into the digital age!

I sold some Datsun parts and I’m about to take the plunge and trade/buy a standalone Blu-ray player and I’m going to need a internal Blu-ray writer but I’m having difficulty deciding on one but I would like to be able to burn 4k discs. Any suggestions on what brand or model number I should be after?

Thanks in advance!

RiK

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Hiya RiK, I wish I could help but I know next to nothing on 4K writers and which brands / models are worth getting etc. Sorry man.
 

railerswim has a quality UHD Blu-ray Authoring - Technical Discussion thread. It seems, going on that… there are software shortfalls and limitations that many of us may be unaware of.

It does seems easier to store our content on external hard drives and have Plex / kodi / media centre style setups - than work on making 4K discs and the like (plus given the cost of the 4K blank discs themselves… making coasters could be a costly exercise 😉)
 

I hope to be proved wrong on the above and a few people chip in some actual useful advice and info 😃
 

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General consensus is basically that 4K burning for playback on standalone players is not feasible at this time. Ripping 4K discs is possible though, and most 4K players should be able to play 4K MKV video files without issue (though check your player’s manual for supported video and audio formats).

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I read a lot about BD writer before taking the decision, and I went with this: ASUS BW-16D1HT

Good price, great quality, and most of all it can “read” UHD-BD - warning: you need an Intel CPU (powerful enough) to actually play UHD-BD discs!

The ResolveR ultimate restoration workstation | [Fundamental Collection] thread | blog.spoRv.com | fan preservation forum: fanres.com |

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I have the LG WH16NS60 firmware v1.0, and it works really well for me, and it is capable of writing 100GB BD-XL discs. The MakeMKV forums have tutorials on how to downgrade the firmware if you get a unit with a newer firmware. However, as others in this thread have mentioned, I’ve so far only used it to read 4K discs.

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What is a good external writer for BD and DVD. I mean something that you don’t need a high end pc to run.

Something that will also work as a way to watch movies as well.

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I need up with a LG WH16NS60 a few months back, good burner so far. I found a few bits of software that claim to be able to burn 4K and I’m going to try one of them this week and attempt to burn the 4K Ewok Adventure Caravan of Courage as it should fit a BD50.

Word!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK